H/T Skeez in the comment section of this post for the link to this report showing Tea Party Express chair Amy Kremer making it clear that their movement will back any GOP candidate that wins the GOP nomination to run against Barack Obama.
They will not back a third party candidate because that would split the vote and guarantee an Obama win in the 2012 presidential election.
Kremer also wants to put to rest the idea the Tea Party would support a third party candidate, insisting the Tea Party can work from within the democratic and republican parties.
"There is no way that we are going to support a third party candidate. It would split the vote and it would guarantee reelection for Obama, and we need to crush Obama we have to get him out of the White House," says Kremer.
I think "Crush Obama in 2012" is a wonderful campaign idea.